The Light Under Closed Doors Tour
Amidst a world of unnecessary overthinking, music industry politics and stale ideas, we’ve decided to do something to shake things up. We’ve decided to book almost a whole tour based on people who simply ask for us to come to their town, their local venue and even their house. Instead of shrugging it off, we got permission from our booking agent to go back in time to our first tour and spark the feeling that made us want to live on the road in the first place.
We booked 46 shows in 44 days.
People don’t know what goes on behind the scenes in a band like ours, so I’ll give you a little inside information. We’ve technically been around for 11 years, but only about 6 of them feels substantial. We’ve toured around the world countless times, but we’re still a name in the back of your mind or on the tip of your tongue. We seem to be an after-thought and skimmed over in this book encyclopedia of a music scene. Instead of following trends or falling into a right place at the right time hype machine, we’ve trudged along and have done our own thing. This tour solidifies that.
We’re doing what hundreds of bands do on a regular basis. You get in direct contact with people and play anywhere you can. We never get hotels, so at night you’ll find us sleeping on the floor of our friends’ houses. Half of our band are about to turn 31 while my brother and I are still in our mid-to-late twenties. We’re not new to this. Our bodies are sore and we’re always hungry for more.
The new album comes out this Tuesday, October 29th. All we want is a chance.
We’ve put everything into our new record, The Light Under Closed Doors. I think subconsciously we worked extra hard because we don’t know if this will be the last one. For years people have been telling us how underrated we are. At first it was pretty flattering, but over time it was just a constant reminder of our station in the world.
All we need from you is to play our new record for your friends and take them to a show. Let them hear and see what we’re all about. If they don’t like it, they can close the door on us. Maybe there’s a chance they love it and we’ve been the dim light shining under that door this whole time. I think it’s time we get people to open it and see what’s inside.
This is our most important album and we would love to share it with you and the rest of the world.
Thanks for reading. Thanks for caring.
STREAM THE NEW ALBUM HERE
CHECK OUT THE TOUR DATES HERE
-Jonathan Diener / The Swellers
Saw the NYC stop of this tour last night at The Studio at Webster Hall and it was everything I could have wanted out of a show. Perfect, small, intimate venue. Bands playing their asses off. Metal horns. I will never not get a ticket to go see The Swellers.